Johann Kranz will deliver a talk entitled “The German “Energiewende” (energy transformation): An Open-Heart Surgery,” which explains Germany’s shift towards a renewables-based energy system and its consequences for the energy supply system, climate change, and the economy. At the end of the talk, an overview on possible IT-based solutions to the manifold challenges of the energy transformation and related research is provided.
Kranz (PhD, University of Goettingen, Germany) is an assistant professor of business information systems at the University of Goettingen. He holds a master’s degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Leipzig and master’s degree in business research from the University of Munich. He obtained his PhD in 2011 at the Munich School of Management, University of Munich, and was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University, New York. His primary research interests include Green-IS, IT-service innovations, strategic IT Management, and e-commerce. His research has been published in the Journal of Service Research, Business & Information Systems Engineering, Energy Policy and proceedings of leading information systems and management conferences.